Federal Communications Law Journal

Trade journal covering communications law. Published in cooperation with the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 3, May

Discriminatory Filtering: CIPA's Effect on Our Nation's Youth and Why the Supreme Court Erred in Upholding the Constitutionality of the Children's Internet Protection Act
I. INTRODUCTION II. LEGAL HISTORY OF THE CHILDREN'S INTERNET PROTECTION ACT A. What is CIPA? 1. What is a Filter and How Does It Work? a. Disabling Filters 2. Obscenity 3. Government Interest in the Well-Being...
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Editor's Note
Welcome to the third issue of the fifty-seventh volume of the Federal Communications Law Journal. A number of years have passed since September 11, and yet security issues continue to be at the forefront of public policy. The Editorial Board is proud...
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Homeland Security and Wireless Telecommunications: The Continuing Evolution of Regulation
I. INTRODUCTION II. PUBLIC INTEREST REGULATION IN THE NAME OF SAFETY A. Introduction B. CALEA 1. CALEA Statutory Framework 2. Implementation on the Wireless Platform--Partnering Toward a Mandate a. CALEA,...
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Navigating Communications Regulation in the Wake of 9/11
I. THE GOVERNMENT'S ENHANCED SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY A. Changes to the Surveillance Statutes 1. Application to New Providers 2. New Classes of Surveillance Targets and Increased Access to Information 3. Lower Thresholds...
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New Objectives for CFIUS: Foreign Ownership, Critical Infrastructure, and Communications Interception
I. NEW CHALLENGES II. THE CFIUS PROCESS III. RISKS OF FOREIGN OWNERSHIP IV. NEW GOALS FOR REGULATION Global economic integration creates new kinds of risks for national security. Foreign ownership of U.S. telecommunications service providers is one...
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Securing the Freedom of the Communications Revolution
At the dawn of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine wrote that "the design and end of government" was to provide the public with "freedom and security." (1) For the past 200 years, Americans seldom have had to ponder or grapple with the potential...
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State Regulatory Approaches to VoIP: Policy, Implementation, and Outcome
I. APPROACHING VOIP A. The Genesis of Approaches B. The Functional Approach 1. Legal Approach (Application of State Law) 2. The States a. Non Cases-in-Controversy i. Florida ii. NARUC ...
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Virginia Cellular and Highland Cellular: The FCC Establishes a Framework for Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designation in Rural Study Areas
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND III. CONTROVERSY AND SIGNIFICANCE IV. ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DESIGNATION FRAMEWORK A. 1996 Telecommunications Act B. FCC Regulations and Decisions 1. Early FCC Decision: Western Wireless...
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